Category Archives: Money Savvy Fashion

Simply Saving? Or Simply Shopping?

I just had to share Heather’s blog post (from Simply Save) because she brings up such a good point about being money savvy when we are shopping… just because something is a good deal, should you buy it if you don’t actually need it? Definitely something to think about. Ask yourself: does buying this keep me from reaching my financial goals or paying a necessary bill?

Trendy fashion look for less than $100

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Get the look for less than $100:
Merona® Women’s Sweetheart Neckline Ponte Dress – Black $14.98 at Target
Erica Lyons® Goldtone Necklace $24.00 at Elder Beerman
Chinese Laundry Lucky Charm Evening Sandals $59.00 at Macy’s

Looking like a million bucks doesn’t have to cost a million bucks. By carefully picking a few “classic” pieces that can be used in several ways, you can really stretch your wardrobe… and your budget. To start our money savvy wardrobe, we look at a classic black dress, traditional gold necklace, and versatile neutral-tone sandals.

The Black Dress
A classic black dress is a must-have for any wardrobe. This type of dress is dressy enough for work, but can also be accessorized to wear for an evening out. Very plain and very sleek, this dress can take on several different looks with different color choice of scarves, bracelets, necklaces, or even a jacket/sweater.

The Gold Necklace
A chunky, gold necklace can really add a nice touch to a sweetheart neckline, like this dress has, or is even adaptable enough to wear with a casual outfit consisting of a summer blouse with capri pants.

The Neutral-Tone Sandals
I love neutral shoes– they literally go with any outfit, any colors. That means that you can afford to spend a bit more on the shoes because you will be able to get so much use out of them. What I really like about these sandals is the subtle gold sparkle on the heel. This makes them perfect for day-to-evening situations. You can wear them to work or to a cocktail party.